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Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytical, Psychodynamic, & Gestalt Approaches

Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytical, Psychodynamic, & Gestalt Approaches

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will introduce psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, and gestalt approaches to psychotherapy.

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Terms to Know
Brief Psychodynamic Therapy

Style of therapy the believes in the unconscious and uses past experiences to explain present discomfort. Does not necessarily follow the theories of Freud.

Free Association

Technique of Freud's to elicit unconscious desires; "say the first word that comes to you".


Freud's system of therapy based upon his theories of development and the mind. Generally long-term therapy.


Refusal to become aware of or discuss unpleasant subjects; censoring oneself in therapy.


Imposing the traits of someone else onto the therapist.